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Protective Gloves Articles

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Sign of the Times

Peter Brooksbank reflects on the changing of attitudes and behaviours over the years towards the use of protective gloves.

A Safe Pair of Hands

Modernising Safety

Hands Up

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Hand Protection

Prevention is Better than Cure

Wearable Robotic Protection

Bridging the Protection Abyss

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In the Event of a Fire

Asbestos Gloves

Hands-Down Clean

Handling it Right

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No Chance For Germs

Performance Testing for Gloves

Hand Picked Protection

A Fitting Approach

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How Testing is Handled

How Testing is Handled [Sep 2012]. Published in Health and Safety International - Europe's magazine for employee protection and personal protective equipment. HSI Magazine is published in January, April, July and October. It contains legislation updates for the whole of Europe, in-depth articles on Personal Protective Equipment and Company and Product Profiles to help you source the necessary equipment to protect your most valuable asset: your people.

Getting a Grip on Hand Protection

Getting a Grip on Hand Protection [Sep 2012]. Published in OSA Magazine - . The regionís only A4 glossy, English language journal tying the entire region together for regulations, best practice, training and, most importantly, Personal Protective Equipment for the work force.Reporting to the high-risk industries such as oil and gas, petrochem, construction, mining, utilities...

In Safe Hands

Last year students achieved a record 23 percent at A* level grades at GCSE, the 22nd year of improving grades - almost tripling the rate of top grades achieved in 1988. This continued improvement in grades is attributed to examinations which are less demanding, and to schools seeking to use the easiest examination board.

Testing Gloves Against High Voltages

SATRAís Peter Doughty talks about the hazards associated with live electrical working and the tests that are carried out on gloves used to offer protection against high voltages.

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Gloves Off About Fake Hand Protection

David Lummis, CEO of The British Safety Industry Federation introduces the Registered Safety Supplier Scheme and discusses the ongoing issue of fake hand protection.

Cut and Puncture Protective Gloves - March 2012

Protective gloves represent one of the most common and frequently used personal protective equipment (PPE). Their role is to protect hands against various hazards, including, among others, thermal, mechanical, chemical, biological and electric ones, often combined, thus creating a multiple protection requirement of gloves.

Industrial Hand Protection

2012-10-10 EHS News: Car buyers tend to purchase a vehicle to meet their application and set a specification for a suitable car to meet their needs, whether thatís farming, urban road or rally driving - this ensure

Glove Selection

Glove Selection [Jan 2012]. Published in Health and Safety International - Europe's magazine for employee protection and personal protective equipment. HSI Magazine is published in January, April, July and October. It contains legislation updates for the whole of Europe, in-depth articles on Personal Protective Equipment and Company and Product Profiles to help you source the necessary equipment to protect your most valuable asset: your people.

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Finding the Perfect Gloves

Never underestimate the value of your hands. Your hands help you every second of every day. They are there to help you cook your favorite meal, play catch with your kids, and hold your loved ones close.

The Power of Gloves

Making sure youíre wearing gloves to protect your hands when there is a potential for hand injury sounds simple enough. The truth is much more complex, and a great number of important factors must be considered first.

Arm and Hand Protection

Itís probably something that you never thought about before, right? Itís certainly a conversion stopper at parties, but something very serious on a professional level. Gloves come out of the packet, so they have to be clean. No-one has ever used them before, so if I use a new pair of gloves every time they must be ok, mustnít they?

Chemical Protection

Chemical incidents can be of various types. Some result in the need for minor first aid while others are disastrous accidents, involving the use of hazardous chemicals Ė which can be toxic, flammable or reactive.

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Choosing Gloves To Protect Skin

The Health and Safety Executive is an independent regulator with a remit of Ďputting those who put others in danger before the courtsí. The HSE also provides support to businesses. Here they share their wisdom about the use of gloves as a form of PPE, while suggesting numerous alternatives.

Flame Retardant Clothing - A Guide

This article aims to provide simple facts to the reader in relation to the popular issues surrounding flame retardant fabrics and garments, especially those used in the oil and gas industries.

Gloves

SATRAís Head of Research, Tom Bayes, describes how SATRA research into the grip provided by protective gloves has led to a suite of effective test methods.

Which Gloves Are Best For The Job?

Your hands are likely to be an important tool whatever job youíre in, but since many HSME readers work in the oil and gas industries in the Middle East, weíre looking at appropriate hand protection for particular tasks, and the kinds of testing various gloves undergo to ensure theyíre fit for purpose.

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Protection Against Cut and Puncture

We can do the most incredible things with our hands: from performing microsurgery to producing the finest art or building huge super tankers - and many people look after their finest tools as a matter of course. This article details the legislation in place to assist both employers and employees in identifying and selecting the appropriate gloves for manual tasks.

Gripping New Glove Solutions

This is probably going to be one of the shortest articles that youíve ever read as the answer to that question is YES, grip is indeed the new safety feature.

The Development of Nitrile Gloves

The development of gloves has probably not been so fast or dramatic, but it has been impressive. In the not too distant past surgeonsí gloves were reusable, utilising ground up sphagnum moss as the donning aid. Clearly today we would laugh at reusable surgeonsí gloves, just as at the effort of a 12 second flight. The development of disposable gloves has been no less spectacular - over the past few decades itís become a multibillion pound business.

Why is Glove Selection so Complex?

Before safety specialists get to the stage of understanding what gloves are available in the market they must have a thorough understanding of the user need. Itís not as obvious as it may seem.

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The DMF Issue

Today, huge choices exist for lightweight polyurethane (PU) gloves offering outstanding dexterity and pliability from simple assembly jobs, to the handling of sharp plastic or steel objects. Gloves that act like a second skin in this way provide the user unparalleled levels of ergonomics.

Prevention is Better than Cure - Arm and Hand Protection in Industry

In industry, there are many and varying hazards and risks that if left uncontrolled could have the potential to cause harm to people, property and/or the environment. The greater the hazard potential, the higher the degree of risk will be.

Hand in Glove - PPE specific to Hand-arm Vibration (HAV)

When people talk about protection in the context of health and safety, itís generally about Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). No worries - Iím not going to disappoint you. Youíll get my views on PPE in respect of Hand-arm Vibration (HAV) shortly, but I make no apologies for reiterating an old Health and Safety Executive (HSE) favourite first. By far and away the most effective form of protection is, wherever and whenever possible, to eliminate the risk. If you canít achieve that then itís control and management. While PPE has its uses and should be properly worn and maintained, it should never be forgotten that when it fails, it fails to be safe.

Proper Glove Use

Each year hand and finger injuries typically cause more than one million US workers to visit a hospital for medical treatment. In 2008 alone, there were 137,020 Days Away From Work Cases in the US as a direct result of work-related hand and finger injuries. The hand is very vulnerable to injury because it by necessity the body part that causes the work to be done.

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Safety Is In Your Hands

Hands are precious, irreplaceable tools that we use in almost everything we do. As a result, they may also be exposed to a whole range of risks that often require a specific approach in terms of safety. However, not every protective glove is the same. The challenge is to select the most appropriate glove for the intended task or situation and to use it in the proper way.

In Good Hands? Handcare a valuable investment for the organisation

Multi-million Dollar claims for damages have resulted in major asbestos companies being forced to cease business, further throwing great strains on the insurance industry. The UK coal mining Industry has been devastated by the level of pneumonconiosis developed by miners. Similarly, a major glove supplier sold their business to eliminate potential claims for latex allergy.

Gloves - How accelerator-free are your accelerator-free gloves?

With the current media interest in Natural Rubber Latex Allergy (also known as Immediate Type Hypersensitivity, Protein Allergy or Type I), it was possibly only a question of time before the focus moved also to Allergic Contact Dermatitis (also known as Type IV, Delayed Hypersensitivity or Chemical Allergy).

Thin Nitrile Gloves

Examination gloves have traditionally been manufactured from natural rubber latex because the technology is relatively easy and the product is exceptionally soft and comfortable in use. So what are the drivers to seek alternative materials?

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Cut & Puncture Protective Gloves

Protective gloves represent one of the most common and most often used measures of personal protective equipment. Their role is to protect hands against various hazards, including, among others, thermal, mechanical, chemical, biological and electric ones, often combined, thus imposing onto the gloves the requirement of multiple protection.

Glove Powder - Friend or Foe? The Hazards Associated with Powdered Gloves

Powdered disposable gloves have been a constant feature of our daily life in the laboratory, although increasingly they are being replaced by powder-free gloves. For those of us that have used powdered gloves for many years, the transition to powder free may represent a retrograde step. Powdered gloves are easy to don and even better with prolonged use we do not get the same sweaty sensation as we do with powder-free gloves. Therefore what are the facts surrounding this shift to powder-free gloves and why might it be beneficial for those working in a laboratory.

Protective Gloves [2009]

The Middle East has some of the most dynamic emerging markets anywhere in the world, and is developing into one of the worldís leading areas for technological investment, alongside China and India. In addition to the oil and oil-related industries, construction, agriculture, textiles, leather products, scientific instruments and defence equipment are all growing sectors.

Asbestos: The Hidden Killer

Every week 20 tradesmen die from asbestos related diseases - and the number is set to increase over the next few years. Steve Coldrick, Director of the Disease Reduction Programme with the Health and Safety Executive explains why a major campaign ďAsbestos: The Hidden KillerĒ will be launched in October to raise awareness of the real risk that tradesmen face.

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If My Hands Could Speak

If our hands could speak, we might pay more attention to the condition of our hands whilst wearing gloves. With the massive increase in glove usage (US Dept of Health & Human Services, 19971), it may not be a surprise that the incidence of glove-associated reactions has also grown.

Protecting Your Skin [April 2008]

How to prevent dermatitis - In my role as an occupational physician I frequently see employees who have problems with dermatitis related to work. Given that most work involves extensive use of the hands, it is not surprising that the main area affected is the hands and forearms.

Disposable Gloves in the Workplace

For many applications in the workplace we wear disposable gloves, to the extent that for many people they have become an everyday feature of working life. Disposable gloves come in all sorts of colours, while the different materials they are made of also seem to be growing. For a product that shares such a high level of intimacy with our working life, it may come as a surprise that few of us take the time to understand their purpose. This article will therefore review glove barrier properties in the workplace and why gloves really are our first line of defence.

Hand in Glove

Chemicals coming into contact with the skin can cause diseases on the skin or elsewhere in the body due to skin absorption of chemicals. The hands are the most exposed and affected parts of the skin. Approximately 80 per cent of all work-related skin disease on the hands is irritant and allergic contact dermatitis. Skin absorption of chemicals can cause poisoning and several diseases such as cancer, nervous system disorders and kidney diseases. To protect workers from effects of skin exposure to hazardous chemicals, the UK industry uses thousands of pairs of chemical protective gloves each year, costing millions of pounds to purchase, store, use and dispose of.

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Protective Gloves [2007]

Appropriately selected gloves can provide users with invaluable protection against hazards that might otherwise cause injury. In order to achieve the best possible protection, however, itís important to understand how gloves for protective applications are categorised and certified.

A Safe Pair of Hands

The use of disposable gloves in the general working environment is widespread. Indeed they are such a big part of our working lives that glove usage in Europe has increased, but most dramatically the US has increased from less than 1 billion to over 20 billion. We tend to use disposable gloves for either process protection from human-borne contamination or for personal protection and often for both reasons. However, as safety in the occupational environment becomes an increasing concern, do we really understand what level of protection we are getting?

To Grip and Not to Slip

Hand function and protective gloves. In work and play we use our hands to lift and move objects hundres of times every day. Keeping objects stable while grasping them is crucial.

Hand Protection

There is a great deal of confusion over the use of protective gloves throughout industry despite the efforts of glove manufacturers and COSHH legislation.

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You Need Hands!

Most of us will tend to take our hands for granted unless some problem arises. Yet they are not only extremely important, but are a part of the body very often at risk.

Helping Hands

Contrary to popular wisdom, it is really the skin which is the last line of defence against workplace hazards, and not personal protective equipment.

The Headache That Starts in the Hands

European industry is suffering a severe headache - and it is all to do with the hands

 

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